Our commitment to socially relevant projects has been an essential part of our corporate culture from the very beginning.
Dr. Thomas Gauly

Socially Relevant Projects

Companies are not charities, nor are they “big spenders,” let alone substitutes for the state’s functions. But we are all part of our society and participate in values such as infrastructure, education, social harmony, etc. that we ourselves did not create, whether as individuals or as a company. For this reason, companies should voluntarily get involved in areas that are not devoted to the company’s benefit but to the common good, in which everyone can participate.

Ever since the company was founded, GAULY has been committed to supporting institutions that are important for a humane and innovative society. We do this through pro bono work provided by our consultants as well as through financial donations. These public investments are yet another way in which we show that we are a valuable member of our society.

Current Projects

Deutschlandstiftung Integration

Under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Deutschlandstiftung Integration and its partners make a lasting contribution to integration in Germany. They provide special support to young people with immigrant backgrounds in order to open up opportunities for them in Germany.

Deutschlandstiftung Integration was founded by the Association of German Magazine Publishers (VDZ) in 2008, and it aims to make a perceptible contribution to the success of integration in Germany. Dr. Thomas Gauly was a member of the foundation's Board of Directors from 2012 to 2017 and has been a shareholder and member of the Advisory Board since 2017.

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Photo: Guido Bergmann

Current Projects

Kavita & Teresa

The film and charity project “Kavita & Teresa” connects the life and work of the order founder and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa in India with the life of Kavita, a modern Indian woman living in the West. Among other things, the biopic, which shows the “woman behind the saint,” deals with the search for meaning in life and orientation in existential decisions.

The film project of the non-profit “Zariya Foundation” was initiated by producer and actress Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz and is realized in cooperation with screenwriter and director Kamal Musale; the premiere of the film is scheduled for 2020. The production is fully funded by donations. All revenues from screening and distribution as well as other donations go to charitable institutions and foundations that support needy children in education and health care, especially in India.

GAULY acts as a sparring partner and support the project with strategic consultancy in communication planning.

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Further Projects

  • Centre for Child Protection

    The Pontifical Gregorian University’s Centre for Child Protection (CCP) was founded in 2012 and has been based in Rome since 2015. Alongside the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the CCP is one of the measures initiated by the Catholic Church to raise awareness and prevent the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable persons.

    It trains people around the world who work with minors and other wards. Its focus is on the early detection and prevention of abuse in their immediate environment and on the appropriate treatment of victims of abuse.

    GAULY serves as a sounding board and strategic consultant and supports the CCP with their communicative positioning and operational communications.

  • Yunus Social Business

    Yunus Social Business (YSB) is a social business venture fund founded in 2011 by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus and two young entrepreneurs, Saskia Bruysten and Sophie Eisenmann. The non-profit organization is engaged in the international battle against poverty and relies on the power of entrepreneurship in its efforts.

    GAULY served as a strategic partner to YSB in its international communications and supported the organization in planning its strategic and operational communications.

  • Institute for Strategic Dialogue

    The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) is an independent think tank founded by the late Lord George Weidenfeld (†). The organization provides a framework for a network of leading personages from the worlds of politics, business, media, and academia who are committed to developing solutions to socioeconomic challenges in a globalizing world.

    The main focus of GAULY was to serve as a partner in the Europe-China Media Exchange project, which promotes exchange and intercultural understanding between journalists from Europe and China.

  • Senckenberg

    GAULY provided voluntary support to the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (Nature Research Society) based in Frankfurt am Main. In this context, we advised on the redesign and development of a sustainable fundraising strategy which encompassed the renovation and expansion of the Frankfurt Natural History Museum.

  • Childaid Network

    The Königstein-based foundation supports needy children and teens, with a special focus on South and Southeast Asia and with the aim of giving them better prospects in life through access to education and training. Childaid Network was voted “Foundation of the Year 2011 in Hesse” from a total of 1,700 foundations.

    GAULY provided communications, public relations, and networking advice and support to the Stiftung Childaid Network charity on a pro bono basis.

  • Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe

    The initiative “Stepping Stone Future – Sports and Career” of the Deutsche Sporthilfe Foundation supports talented German athletes to manage both their athletic and professional career. This particularly entails securing the professional situation of the athletes after their career in sports. The Deutsche Sporthilfe Foundation was founded in 1967 and promotes around 3,800 athletes per year in more than 50 sports.

    GAULY offers Deutsche Sporthilfe-supported athletes the possibility of a “key word application,” that particularly considers their special situation in competitive sports.